Quinta da Abelenda | The famous Dão Vineyards of Portugal. Visiting wineries and general information

Quinta da Abelenda
By the Ecopista do Dão

The Dão Vineyards
10 min. from Abelenda

The Dão Vineyards of Portugal
Visiting wineries

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The Dão Vineyards of Portugal


Dão Vineyards
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The Dão region is worth exploring. The Denomination of Origin “Dão” is one of the most prestigious in Portugal.
The climatic conditions, the soil, and in connection with these, the use of certain types of grape (especially the “Touriga Nacional”, typical of this region) give the Daõ wines their own, rich and “dark” character.
They age with nobility, gaining a smooth and velvety bouquet.

Location Dão Vineyards in Portugal


The Dão region is located in the Beira Alta, in north central Portugal in the basin of the river Dão. The geographical location is very favorable for growing grapes.
The mountains of the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Caramulo, Montemuro and Bussaco protect the area from extreme weather.
20,000 hectares of vineyards are situated at altitudes between 400 and 700 meters. The winters are mild and wet and the summers hot and dry.
The soil contains a lot of slate (in the south) and granite (north).




Wine routes


The map below shows 3 routes along several wineries, some o them receiving guests and guided tours.

Dão wine routes

Detailed information about the 3 "Rotas dos Vinhos do Dão"


For detailed information about the 3 routes, see the following pages:





Visiting wineries


There are many wineries and quintas to visit. We will mention here only one, as an example.
Casa de Santar, in the village of Santar, between the cities of Viseu and Nelas, is worth visiting. There are guided tours and the process of winemaking is explained. There are also opportunities to taste different wines, with a minimum of 8 participants.

Guided tours at 11h00 and 15h00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Reservations: (+351) 232 942 937


Casa de Santar




Biological Dão Wines, Casa de Mouraz


Casa de Mouraz, Biological Dão Wines
There are also some good biological wines made in the region. Casa de Mouraz near Tondela has excellent red, white and rosé wines (DOC Dão).

Contacts:
António Lopes Ribeiro / Sara Dionísio
Quinta do Outeiro, Mouraz, 3460-330 Tondela
Tel/Fax: (+ 351) 232 822 872
Mobiel.: (+ 351) 933 657 040
Email: casademouraz@sapo.pt
www.casademouraz.blogspot.com




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